5.27.2017

How To Set Up Your WordPress Blog Using Bluehost Hosting

There are many cheap and reliable hosting services for WordPress out there, and one of the best is Bluehost. This guide is for beginners to learn how to install WordPress on Bluehost hosting.


I have read many reviews about Bluehost services and what I can say about them is that they’re simple, they’re cheap, and they’re good.

Create WordPress Blog with Bluehost Hosting Today

In case you don’t know, Bluehost is one of the officially recommended hosts by WordPress.

One thing I like about Bluehost is that they’ve scaled their server for optimum performance when running WordPress. They offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, premium support, and everything else you could possibly need to run a successful WordPress blog.

Sign up for Bluehost (use this link to get a discount and free domain)

Complete Guide To Installing WordPress Blog On BlueHost:

The self-hosted WordPress platform is one of the best platforms to start blogging and making money.

Read How To Setup A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog And How Much It Costs

So why Bluehost?

Bluehost offers a standard cPanel hosting, which comes with Fantastico. Fantastico is one of the easiest ways to install WordPress, or you can use the manual WordPress installation method. Though, I would suggest using Fantastico because it’s really easy and effective.

If you’re still struggling to decide if Bluehost is right for you, I suggest to just go for it. It’s important that any WordPress web host meets certain technical requirements, and Bluehost perfectly meets these needs. It can handle any low-medium traffic site with ease. That said, I always recommend using a WordPress cache plugin when you are using shared/VPS hosting.

Assuming you already have a Bluehost account  you are ready to move ahead with this tutorial.

*Log in to your Bluehost account and click on “hosting” at the top to get inside the cPanel:

*Scroll down to “website” and select “Install WordPress” from the list:

*On the next screen, click on “Install”:

*On the next page, select the domain on which you want to install WordPress:

Note: Here you can decide if you want your domain to be with “www.” or without “www.” Nowadays, it’s all about shorter URLs, so I recommend selecting your domain without “www.” (you will get this option when you click on the dropdown),

*Check that the domain is available, and click “Next”.

*Click on “Show advanced options”:

In this step, you can select your WordPress username and password for your login.

Important: Make sure you don’t select “admin” as the username. Instead, use some random username along with a complex password. Also, keep a check mark on “Automatically create a new database for this installation.”

*Click on “Install Now” and WordPress will start installing.

The whole process should take about 1 minute.

*Don’t close the page until you see the check mark and the words “Installation Complete”:

An email will be sent to the registered email address about the login and password information.

That’s it!

Sign up for Bluehost (use this link to get a discount and free domain)

Let me know if you get stuck anywhere in the process. And let me know what you think about Bluehost. Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

Read More »

When Hackers Turn Your Lights Off

Imagine traffic being halted, subway trains going berserk, furnaces and cooling systems firing out of control, or worse yet, a nuclear power plant melting down -- all due to a cyberattack.

This is by no means a hypothetical concern. The first wave of infrastructure attacks has already demonstrated the harm that can be done as governments face the reality that the hacking threat is increasingly about more than stolen information.


Late last year, in a first of its kind, a major cyberattack crippled Ukraine's electricity grid, freezing the computer terminals of operators trying to restart the grid and blocking the telephone lines so consumers couldn't call in. Last month, Israel's Public Utility Authority was reportedly attacked. And Germany reported extensive damage to an industrial plant from a hacked blast furnace that couldn't be stopped.

The Department of Homeland Security received reports of close to 250 infrastructure incursions in fiscal 2014, while Iranian hackers in December 2013 reportedly infiltrated the sluice gate controllers of the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye, New York.

The potential losses in terms of time, money and possibly even lives from increasingly sophisticated attacks are hard to calculate. But one thing is clear: These attacks can only be stopped if we enlist the help of every Internet user.

And there is a good reason to follow this approach, because although cyberattacks weave their way through computer networks in different ways, there is a common thread that runs across many of them -- something that we could exploit to stop them.


Congress, don't be fooled by cybersurveillance bill (Opinion)
First, for efficiency reasons, many cyberattacks utilize the same attack pattern. From the attack on the Justice Department to the one crippling Ukraine, most utilize spear phishing.

The hacker hides a malware payload in the attachment of an email, which when clicked opens a back door into computer networks that are then used to hijack system controllers or extract data. Some phishing attacks direct individuals to fraudulent websites that run malicious scripts or directly solicit login and other credentials by spoofing a real website. Such attacks are often repeated, with minor changes to the request; many even carry the same payload or direct people to the same phony website.

A second important aspect of cyberattacks is that not all the attacks are successful. In fact, targeted spear-phishing attacks tend to have success rates ranging from 30% to 55%. So while many people fall prey to the attack, many more don't -- and a breach could be stopped by just one person reporting it.

With that in mind, if we could provide a mechanism for the many individuals who detect an attack to report it, and if we could quickly disseminate the information to its likely targets, we could stop most attacks from spreading.

But the problem today is that there are many different agencies that collect cyberbreach reports.

For example, anyone receiving a spear-phishing email claiming to be from the IRS can report it to the IRS, to the state attorney general, the local police, and the IT department of their organization. Other entities that could be reported to include the Anti Phishing Work Group and the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center. Each of these organizations allows for reporting using different forms and mechanisms, with some merely collecting reports, others providing emailed feedback, and some others having investigative authority. This is a problem for the average person, whose report is the first line of defense against the attack.

What we need instead is a simple, one-stop, city- or county-level solution: one that is well-publicized, so everyone in a region can be easily made aware of this service; one that is convenient and allows for reporting using a variety of mechanisms; and one that not only collects fraud information but also disseminates information about how to protect and if necessary, remediate the breach, so people can get localized help.

What would such a system look like in practice? In fact, many cities throughout the nation already have one system in place that we could potentially leverage: the 311 system for reporting nonemergency municipal service issues. This system has been adopted by more than 60 cities and provides a ready platform for cyberbreach reporting. In many areas, the system allows for complaints via email, phone, and smartphone. Leveraging the existing 311 system is therefore convenient and has the added advantage that the system is already known in most areas.

Of course, the current systems would need to be strengthened by adding staff with expertise in dealing with cyberattacks. But this could be easily accomplished by transferring some resources from fighting traditional crime -- which in much of the nation remains at an all-time low -- toward fighting the exponentially growing problem of cybercrime.

Reports from various regional 311 systems could then be aggregated by an agency like the FBI's IC3, providing a means for centralized tracking and attack containment. In much the same way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protects public health in the United States, many cyberoutbreaks could be stopped before they crippled our homes or our critical infrastructure -- if people reported them early, if their likely victims were warned about them, and if law enforcement began to remedy them right away.

The democratized Internet gives everyone a voice. But it also makes just about anyone capable of inflicting massive damage. We need everyone's help to protect this increasingly wired world we live in.
Read More »

Google Wants To Inject Cyborg Lenses Into Your Eyeballs


Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.
The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.


 In its patent application, which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved last week, Google says it could remove the lens of your eye, inject fluid into your empty lens capsule and then place an electronic lens in the fluid.

Once equipped with your cyborg lenses, you would never need glasses or contacts again. In fact, you might not even need a telescope or a microscope again. And who needs a camera when your eyes can capture photos and videos?

The artificial, computerized lenses could automatically adjust to help you see objects at a distance or very close by. The lenses could be powered by the movement of your eyeball, and they could even connect to a nearby wireless device.

Google says that its patented lenses could be used to cure presbyopia, an age-related condition in which people's eyes stiffen and their ability to focus is diminished or lost. It could also correct common eye problems, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism.
Today, we cure blurry vision with eyeglasses or contact lenses. But sometimes vision is not correctable.
And there are clear advantages to being a cyborg with mechanical eyes.

Yet Google noted that privacy could become a concern. If your computerized eyes are transmitting data all the time, that signal could allow law enforcement or hackers to identify you or track your movements. Google said that it could make the mechanical lenses strip out personally identifying information so that your information stays secure.

Before you sign up for cyborg eyes, it's important to note that Google and many other tech companies patent technologies all the time. Many of those patented items don't end up getting made into actual products. So it's unclear if Google will ever be implanting computers into your eyes -- soon or ever.
Read More »

How To Transfer Contacts From Your iPhone To Your Android and Vice Versa

Transferring your contacts: From iPhone to Android
Unsurprisingly, data transfer between the great smartphone rivals is not always easy but, for contacts, at least, there's a fairly simple solution.


 On one of its support pages, Google has explained how to synchronize Gmail, Calendar and Contacts on iPhone and iPad.

But for reference purposes I'll be highlighting the steps below :
For iOS 5 & 6
Open the Settings app on your device.
Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
Select Add Account....
Select Other.
Select Add CardDAV Account.
Fill out your account information in the following fields: ...
Select Next at the top of your screen.
Make sure that the "Contacts" option is turned ON.

Once you have a Google account set up on your Apple device, it will appear in the Email, Contacts and Calendars field, found in Settings. You can then perform the steps listed in the Synchronize Google Accounts step above, and in your Android device you can then easily retrieve all necessary information. 

Alternatively, you could let a third-party app do the work for you.

Transferring from iPhone to Android isn't always easy.

Transferring your contacts: From Android to iPhone
You may decide to leave Android in favor of iPhone: there's no problem with that. In this case, there are plenty of options. In your iPhone settings menu, for example, you will find an entry for mail, contacts and calendar. Here, you can navigate to Accounts > Add account and you will find Google listed.

Tap the "Add account" button then select your Google account.
If you have your Google account synchronized with your contacts already and you select this option – after you sign in, all of your contacts will appear in your iPhone's address book soon after.

Alternatively, Apple has its own Move to iOS app available to help you make the switch, or you could make use of a third-party app to get the job done for you.

Thanks for visiting. 
Read More »

Taking Fanta, Sprite or Some Carbonated of Drinks with Vitamin C Might Be Poisonous

The general public has been urged to desist from the ignorant act of taking Vitamin C drug with some carbonated soft drinks.

A Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, yesterday ordered the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to compel Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Plc, manufacturers of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks, to include a written warning that the drinks should not be taken with Vitamin C.

Justice Adedayo Oyebanji gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit by a Lagos businessman, Dr. Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo, and his firm, Fijabi Adebo Holdings Ltd., against NBC and NAFDAC according to The Nation.

The court warned that taking Fanta and Sprite with Vitamin C is poisonous and awarded N2 million against NAFDAC for failing “to live up to expectations”. It said NAFDAC failed Nigerians by certifying as satisfactory for human consumption, products which, in the United Kingdom (UK), failed sample test for human consumption and became poisonous in the presence of Ascorbic Acid, known as Vitamin C.

The plaintiffs urged the court to declare the NBC was negligent and breached the duty of care owed its customers and consumers in the production of Fanta and Sprite with excessive “benzoic acid and sunset” additive. Fijabi also urged the court to direct NAFDAC to conduct routine laboratory tests of all soft drinks and allied products of the company, to guarantee their safety.

Counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr. Abiodun Onidare, in an amended statement of claim, alleged that sometime in March 2007, Fijabi Adebo Holdings purchased large quantities of Coca-Cola, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Fanta Lemon, Fanta Pineapple and Soda Water from NBC for export to the UK for retail purpose. “In consideration of the fact that this case was filed in 2008 and has been in court for nine years, N2 million is awarded against NAFDAC.

Interest shall be paid on the cost awarded at the rate of 10 per cent per annum until liquidation of the said sum,” Justice Oyebanji said.

To be fore-warned is to be fore-armed, drink responsibly and drink with care. Thanks for reading...
Read More »

5.22.2017

Facebook Now Lets You Input a Comment With a Video

Facebook has really gone extra miles to build go user experiences, from the creation of messenger video and voice calls till now. Do you know You can now upload a video to comment on your friends' Facebook posts? 

Facebook launched the new feature Friday, part of a strategy to get people watching more video on its platforms.
It's competing with Snapchat, Periscope and others in an increasingly crowded online video market.
They are all betting on video to grow their user numbers. A forecast from Cisco Visual Networking Index published last week said video traffic would make up 82% of all consumer Internet traffic by 2020, up from 70% in 2015.

Facebook launched live video streaming last year and made it widely available in January. It expanded it further in April by adding real-time world maps of live broadcasts, reactions and Snapchat-style live filters.

In March, the company announced that it had acquired video filter app Masquerade, saying the merger would help it to "enhance the Facebook video experience." It did not disclose the value of the transaction.

The new video comments feature was developed at a Facebook hackathon early this year.
"We wanted to enable more engaging and immersive conversations. This adds to the suite of multimedia features within comments including: links, photos, stickers, emoji, and starting today video," Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin wrote in a blog post.

Let's brace ourselves for upcoming funny comments on Facebook! 
Read More »

New Method To Subscribe To MTN Music-Plus Unlimited


For some time now music plus delivered by mtn almost went into extinction leaving us stranded. But no worries as Music plus has finally become unlimited and free. I have been using this stuff now for the past one month but just decided to be silent.

Alright no long stories to the steps 
STEP 1: For 10mb data Send “H” without quote
to 5900. 
STEP 2: For 30mb Send “N” without quote to
5900.
STEP 3: For 150mb Send “K” without quote to
5900.
To make Step one to be unlimited, kinda send
“Cancel7h” to 5900. To make step two to be unlimited, kindly send
“Cancel3n” without quote to 5900.
To make step three to be unlimited, send
“Cancel7k” to 5900.
For some reasons, the normal settings may not
actually work, so I deviced a new settings to make it work properly. 
But psiphon would be involved. 

Psiphon Settings For Android Device Users:
» First of all, Download Psiphon apk version. 
» Install it on your Android Device

Create New APN settings On Your Phone As Follows:
» Open your phone settings > Go to more > Go to mobile network > Go to access point names > Select Mtn, Then create new APN and configure as shown below:
» APN Type: default
» APN: web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
» Proxy: 127.0.0.1
» Port: 8080
» Save And Activate it as your default settings

Then Launch Psiphon Handler, in the handler menu:
» Proxy type: Real Host
» Proxy server: musicplus.mtnonline.com
» Real Proxy type: inject
» Real Proxy server: (leave it blank)
» Select save and click on “tunnel whole device”.
Click on the option tab
» Region: Japan
» Select more option, And check “Connect through an HTTP” then select “Use the following settings:” then configure as.
» Host address: 10.199.212.2
» Port: 8080
Save and Connect.
Enjoy. 
Read More »

Robots Are Been Taught To Understand Pain

That feeling you'll get when you accidentally touch an artificial intelligence and it sheds tears..

Researchers from Germany are developing an artificial nervous system aimed at teaching robots how to feel pain.
As well as allowing robots to quickly respond to potential damage to their systems, it could also protect humans who are increasingly working alongside them.

The scientists plan to base the system on "insights from human pain research".
To test it, they fitted a robotic arm with a fingertip sensor that could detect pressure and temperature.
The researchers, from Leibniz University in Hannover, are developing a system that would allow a robot to "be able to detect and classify unforeseen physical states and disturbances, rate the potential damage they may cause to it and initiate appropriate countermeasures, ie reflexes", they explained.

Just as human neurons transmit pain, the artificial ones will pass on information that can be classified by the robot as either light, moderate or severe pain.
Researcher Johannes Kuehn told IEEE Spectrum: "Pain is a system that protects us. When we move away from the source of pain, it helps us not get hurt."

Teaching robots about a range of stimulus is important, robotics expert from Cambridge University stated. 
"Getting robots to learn is one of the most challenging things but is fundamental because it will make them more intelligent," he said.
"Learning is all about trial and error. When a child learns that falling over causes pain, it then learns to do it with more skill."
Read More »

New Elements Discovered And Added To The Periodic Table

Chemistry : formally before the the discovery of the new elements, the periodic table had over 100 elements. Now a group of scientists found new elements to be included.

The periodic table is an arrangement of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic numbers, electron configurations and recurring chemical properties.


 Elements are presented in order of increasing atomic number. The standard form of the table consists of a grid of elements, with rows called periods and columns called groups.

The new elements are: Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson. This new elements will grace the blocks assigned to atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118, said the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Nihonium, discovered by a Japanese team, means “the land of the rising sun,” while moscovium and tennessine are named after places near the labs where they were discovered (Moscow and Tennessee, of course). And oganesson recognizes the work of Russian chemist Yuri Oganessian.
Read More »